Millers manager Steve Evans had paid tribute to the club’s fans for their support during last Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Swindon.
The Millers, who were downed by goals from Swindon’s Alex Pritchard, Massimo Luongo, Nicky Ajose and sub Dany N’Guessan, travel to MK Dons this weekend looking for an instant response and Evans said: “Our supporters are very special people and, like us, they would have been hurting [on Saturday].
“But they kept getting behind the lads, and I thank everyone of them.
“We are all on this journey together; it will have great days and some horrible days, like Saturday.
“At the Millers we win together, we lose together, we bleed together and, like last season, I have no doubt we will all party again together.
“But to do that, we must keep focused, work hard and, of course, be smarter.
“I have told the players not to be down, to get up, and fight because the prize is certainly worth it.”
Saturday’s game at stadium:mk could come too soon for Claude Davis, who is battling back from his hamstring injury.
“The big fella should be back in the next week or 10 days,” Evans said.
“He is at 90% range in the hamstring so he is nearly there.”
Evans revealed David Worrall is making “good progress” from his injury, and is around three weeks away from a return.
The Millers had a behind-closed-doors game against Leeds United on Tuesday, with a number of first-team players involved.